CAM HUNTERS

CAM HUNTERS feat. STÉFY & Julia Chan

2018 (ongoing)

CAM HUNTERS is a collaborative art/media performance and research-creation project between artists STÉFY and Julia Chan. Cam Hunters seeks to reveal and interrogate the increasing presence of surveillance, in all its forms, in our lives. We do this through a range of projects, such as performances, creating satirical videos, recording a podcast, and offering critical tools. We are available for consultations, performances, and exhibitions.

For full project details visit camhunters.org.

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McKnight, S and J. Chan (2018). Cam Hunters. Video stills, 9 mins.

RESOURCES: 

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HIDDEN AIRBNB CAMERAS:

  • Look for bad reviews of the property
  • “discuss the useofsurveillance devicesusingAirbnb’smessagingfeature”
  • Check for one-waymirrors
  • Use a flashlight to detect lenses
  • Run a script to disable wifi cameras
  • Hire a surveillance professional to do a sweep

Recent news stories have revealed hidden surveillance cameras in Airbnb rentals around the world. “[S]pending 15 minutes or so upon check in hunting around your rental should probably be the new normal,” recommends Mashable.com.

Tips taken from online articles, such as:

bc.ctvnews.ca/how-to-spot-a-hidden-camera-in-your-airbnb-suite-1.4104986; cbsnews.com/news/airbnb-guests-find-hidden-cameras/

lifehacker.com/detect-and-disable-an-airbnbs-hidden-wi-fi- cameras-with-1752817084 

independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/airbnb-hidden-cameras-how-to-spot-online-holiday- rentals-apartments-secret-surveillance-a8092661.html

globalnews.ca/news/3897163/airbnb-hidden- camera-room/ 

 airbnb.co.uk/help/article/887/what-are-airbnb-s-rules-about-electronic-surveillance-devices-in- listings?ibbe=1 

mashable.com/2017/12/04/airbnb-host-spying-webcam/?europe=true

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